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Joe Francis

LOSES ANOTHER

$20 MILLION

9/11/2012 4:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Joe Francis
just got hit with ANOTHER $20 million verdict in his defamation battle with casino mogul Steve Wynn -- on top of the $20 million Wynn was awarded yesterday.

The additional $20 million is for punitive damages in Steve Wynn's defamation lawsuit against the "Girls Gone Wild" honcho, in which Wynn claimed Francis made bogus claims that Wynn threatened to have him murdered over a gambling debt.

Francis was hit with $20 million in compensatory damages yesterday -- for statements made to TMZ, "Good Morning America," and more.

All told, Francis has to pay Wynn $40 million.

Wynn has promised to donate the money to charity. Joe said he plans to contest the verdict and expects the decision to be overturned.

Following the new verdict, Wynn released a statement, saying, "Joe Francis represents a new kind of criminal type: the digital assassin. He takes advantage of the protection afforded by the internet to issue intentionally destructive charges against someone’s reputation."

He adds, "Thank God for the justice system that finally sent a message."

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46.

anonymous    

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

742 days ago
47.

Laura    

Wouldn't Joe find it easier to just stop all this ridiculous behavior of his? He was in prison for several years, he is always in a feud/lawsuit with someone..enough already. Life's too short.

742 days ago
48.

Yup    

Hahahahaha! Take that Joe Francis, you stupid douche! I'm loving that it's a total IN YOUR FACE moment for this assh*le. If anyone deserves a multi-million dollar facial, it's this arrogant dumbass pornographer...

742 days ago
49.

DaveT    

Absurd amount of money :D
Discontent harpy feminists get so jealous of young women who get attention for their looks and bodies...but they hide their jealousy by pretending to be concerned about women who *choose* to get naked
They're not concerned about the women, they're jealous and controlling, pretending to be concerned is their way of subtly controlling other women ;)

742 days ago
50.

Rich    

And Wynn is a swindler.

742 days ago
51.

CC    

All I can say for Francis is it sucks to suck......

742 days ago
52.

cass    

I believe Joe Francis without a doubt.

742 days ago
53.

sean    

Who would've thought that making $150 million by tricking drunk teenage girls into showing their boobs for a crappy "Girls Gone Wild" t-shirt would come back to bite you in the ass? Thanks Karma... you never disappoint.

742 days ago
54.

Jay W.     

Damn... that's a lot of zeros!

742 days ago
55.

good as gold    

I say give Wynn and Francis a gun and let them shoot it out. Hopefully they take each other out!

742 days ago
56.

BoomerSooner    

I hope he donates the money to a charity that promotes women for their intellect and contribution to society.

742 days ago
57.

3Storms    

The only message sent was "don't screw with rich powerful men who own everything"

742 days ago
58.

jason1    

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742 days ago
59.

nicky    

Francis is such an idiot and way out of his league with Steve Wynn. I love the term he just created "digital assassin". Wynn only created 4 or 5 major hotels in Vegas and has an unheard of art collection. Francis does not pay underage girls to show their tithes.

742 days ago
60.

Johnny    

Good luck collecting on that... Joe Francis will find a way to get out of paying, he will keep it tied up in court for years and then keep appealing.. Once he finally looses again and again he will declare bankruptcy.

742 days ago
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